Imerman Angels Presents the Inaugural Tuxes and Tees Ball
The first annual Tuxes and Tees Ball raised $130,000 benefitting Imerman Angels’ mission to enable 1-on-1 support for cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers.
We were overjoyed to welcome 350 guests to the first annual Tuxes and Tees Ball on Saturday, September 28 at the Roosevelt University Ballroom. Our inaugural event benefitted the mission to enable 1-on-1 support among cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers.
At this semi-formal event, men were invited to don their favorite Imerman Angels t-shirt under their tuxedo or suit jacket, while women dressed in cocktail attire. The evening consisted of cocktails, cuisine and dancing to the tunes of live band Dr. Bombay.
ABC 7 Windy City LIVE’s Ryan Chiaverini served as our evening’s emcee and special guest Dina Bair, WGN TV Midday News Anchor and Medical Reporter, led the riveting live auction. Pam Paziotopolous, a two-time cancer survivor, also took the podium to share her intimate story of her battle with cancer.
A VIP seated dinner included a presentation by keynote speaker Nimesh Jhaveri, Walgreens Executive Director, Pharmacy Services, and a recent addition to the Imerman Angels Board of Directors. Michael Leyva, Tuxes and Tees Ball co-chair, accompanied by fellow co-chairs Donald Park and Raj Vora, as well as Imerman Angels’ co-founders, Jonny Imerman and John May also shared a few words.
Champion Sponsors included the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, L&W Supply Corporation, Montessori Academy of Chicago and Sound Investment AV. Mitchell’s Ice Cream and Candies provides a full spread of sweet treats as the event’s exclusive dessert sponsor.
I want to introduce to you a dear friend, as well as a mentor angel and a thirteen year cancer survivor, Ursula Kaiser. This incredibly inspiring individual is the author of a massively informative book called ‘My Journey to Wellness.’ It is her own true story of terminal cancer healing naturally. Kaiser was raised in Germany and settled in Chicago in 1967, when she bought a company which designed kitchen utensils for Martha Stewart. Ursula believes the high stress attracted cancer, even while living a healthy lifestyle. Her prognosis by 3 oncologists was “you have 3 months to live if you don’t take chemo/radiation.” She had 4th stage ovarian/uterine cancer which had spread to lymph. Ursula Kaiser chose to detox, boost her immune system, change her diet and other healing modalities. After 12 months all her cancer cells were gone. She survived and thrived from cancer without drugs and/or toxins usually prescribed by doctors. Ursula empowered her own health – mind, body and spirit to the level that healed the cancer. This led to the creation of “Journey to Wellness: How I Beat Cancer Naturally” It includes information for healing the body holistically from her 100,000+ hours of research, important tips for cancer prevention, maintaining health, emotional healing, necessary cleanses, simple convenient key recipes to keep your health and wellness at optimal levels to live an abundant life. Kaiser says: “People should have no fear. Cancer is just a word. We can all heal ourselves and the body can heal itself. That’s my main message.”
Live your life without regrets. There is no time to waste!
A brilliant manifesto by a New York based company, Holstee. Everyone should be on board with this ideology. Have an amazing day!
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Perhaps when you think of February you may think of candy hearts and rose deliveries to your office. At Imerman Angels, we think of Gall Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. You may be wondering “What/Where is my Gallbladder?”. Below is the skinny on this rarely discussed body organ and the cancer that can affect it:
What is a Gallbladder: Your gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of your abdomen, just beneath your liver.
What does it do: The gallbladder stores bile, a digestive fluid produced by your liver.
Gallbladder cancer is relatively uncommon and effects about 9,810 new cases annually. It is more common in women than men, and is more common when there have been previous gallstones, obesity, are over 70 or have a family history.
Because of the rare nature of GBC, fighters may come up short when searching for others who have fought a similar fight. Throughout this month, we are hoping to fulfill our mission so that no one fights cancer alone by connecting with GBC fighters, survivors and caregivers. We would love to hear your story if you feel called to share it with a fellow member of the cancer community: 877-274-5529.